2016 hottest year – NIWA live stream

Written By: - Date published: 10:48 am, January 9th, 2017 - 13 comments
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As long predicted and widely reported, 2016 has been confirmed as the hottest year ever:

Last year was the hottest ever record, according to a European climate agency and a US-based climate centre.

While not all of the world’s major climate organisations have yet officially announced 2016 was the warmest on the books, many scientists have already called the year a record-breaker.

On Monday, the National Institute of Water and Atmosphere (Niwa) is also expected to confirm last year was New Zealand’s hottest.

Live at 11am you can catch the NIWA stream on the situation in NZ:

(Youtube link)

13 comments on “2016 hottest year – NIWA live stream”

  1. Bill 1

    A record breaker, eh?

    So is there a competition somewhere for the design of the medal? I mean, I sincerely hope we’re not all meant to just settle for a collective pat on the back.

  2. JonL 2

    Cue people citing instances of cold weather as proof climate change isn’t real……….

    • Colonial Viper 2.1

      More likely cue people who are ‘Abrupt Climate Change Deniers’. These are people who insist that we still have a decade or two to take effective action to avoid 2 deg C warming.

      Newsflash – you’re dreaming. The “doomers” are more right than you are.

      The world has only experienced half the warming which will result from CO2 emissions in the late 1980s. There is another half to go.

      When you include increased atmospheric methane levels since pre-industrial times, it increases equivalent CO2 ppm concentrations to around 460 ppm. (350 ppm is considered a safe, stable level by many).

      2016 now hottest year at 1.3 deg C above pre-industrial.

      2015 was the previous hottest year at 1.1 deg C above pre-industrial.

      Do you get that people? An almost 0.2 deg C increase ABOVE RECORD in just ONE FRAKKING YEAR

      I hope all of you now realise that the 1.5 deg C limit which was recently set in Paris was nothing more than a feel good PR circle jerk.

      TL/DR we are in accelerating abrupt climate change with a world full of abrupt climate change deniers.



  3. Andre 3

    If anyone is infected by CV’s panic attack at 2.1 and is starting to think … well, maybe it’s time to shed the old container to join an alien spaceship following a comet…look up what happened to average temperatures around the 1998 monster El Nino year. The pattern looks very similar to now, also a monster El Nino.

    So yes, the overall AGW situation is dire. But it’s very unlikely we’ve suddenly flipped into a mode where average temperatures are increasing 0.2 degrees per year instead of 0.2 degrees per decade.

    What’s more likely is the next year or two will be cooling from the peaks of 2015 and 2016 to a “new slowly increasing normal” (which deniers will call a new hiatus, no warming since 2016!) that’s maybe 0.3 degrees warmer than the 2000-2015 average, with “normal-size” El Ninos and La Ninas. Until another “monster” El Nino in 10 or 15 or 20 years which will take us another step up the temperature staircase.

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